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Irrational Man (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,030,360Details
International Box Office $23,908,017Details
Worldwide Box Office $27,938,377
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $98,496 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $21,156 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $119,652
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Philosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference. Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy, she finds Abe’s tortured, artistic personality and exotic past irresistible. Even as Abe displays signs of mental imbalance, Jill’s fascination with him only grows. Still, when she tries to make their relationship a romantic one, he rebuffs her. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger’s conversation and become drawn in. Once Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again. But his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill and Rita forever.

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
44% - Rotten
Audience
46% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 17th, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: July 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Singapore)
July 30th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
July 30th, 2015 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
July 30th, 2015 (Wide) (New Zealand)
July 30th, 2015 (Wide) (Slovakia)
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Video Release: January 5th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2374, 5/20/2015)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: College Professor, Writer's Block, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Perdido
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,655 $230 Oct 30, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,594 $1,667 Oct 23, 2015 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,220 $19,232 Oct 9, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,657 $15,465 Oct 2, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,948 $17,620 Sep 25, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,071 $25,971 Sep 18, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,263 $35,693 Sep 11, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,357 $52,067 Sep 4, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,215 $100,601 Aug 28, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,044 $214,314 Aug 21, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,070 $404,563 Aug 14, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,100 $836,034 Aug 7, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,174 $496,966 Jul 31, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,966 $255,243 Jul 24, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,593 $175,312 Jul 17, 2015 3

Cast

Jamie Blackley    Roy
   Abe
Parker Posey    Rita
Emma Stone    Jill
Betsy Aidem    Jill's Mother
Ethan Phillips    Jill's Father
Joe Stapleton    Professor
Paula Plum    College President
Nancy Giles    President's Assistant
Henry Stram    Cocktail Party Guest
Robert Petkoff    Paul
Tamara Hickey    Professor in Cafeteria
Sophie Von Haselberg    April
Ben Rosenfield    April's Friend
Michael Goldsmith    April's Friend
Meredith Hagner    April's Friend
Susan Pourfar    Carol
Gary Wilmes    Carol's Friend
David Aaron Baker    Carol's Friend
Nancy Villone    Carol's Friend
Christine Mascott    Waitress
Tom Kemp    Judge Spangler
Marina Re    Amusement Park Attendant
David Pittu    Faculty Meeting Professor
Mark Zeisler    Radio Announcer
Tina Benko    TV Announcer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Woody Allen
Producer    Edward Walson
Producer    Letty Aronson
Producer    Stephen Tenenbaum
Co-Producer    Helen Robin
Executive Producer    Adam B. Stern
Executive Producer    Ronald L. Chez
Co-Executive Producer    Jack Rollins
Director of Photography    Darius Khondji
Production Designer    Santo Loquasto
Editor    Alisa Lepselter
Costume Designer    Suzy Benzinger
Casting Director    Juliet Taylor
Casting Director    Patricia DiCerto
Art Director    Carl Sprague
Sound Mixer    David J. Schwartz
Supervising Sound Editor    Robert Hein
Visual Effects Supervisor    Alex Miller
Assistant Director    Danielle Rigby
Assistant Director    Mike McGuirk
Script Supervisor    Virginia Zaenz McCarthy
Assistant Editor    Morgan Neville
Assistant Editor    Sharon Perlman
Set Decorator    Jennifer Engel
Costume Supervisor    Debbie Holbrook
Hairstylist    Andrew Poleszak
Make up    Judy Chin
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Hein
Re-recording Mixer    Lee Dichter
Re-recording Mixer    Harry Higgins
Dialogue Editor    Sylvia Menno
Sound Effects Editor    Glenfield Payne
Sound Effects Editor    David Wahnon
Stunt Coordinator    Paul Marini
Special Effects Coordinator    Greg Morell

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 26 $175,312   5 $35,062   $175,312 3
2015/07/24 23 $255,243 +46% 28 $9,116   $513,584 10
2015/07/31 15 $496,966 +95% 135 $3,681   $1,134,297 17
2015/08/07 17 $836,034 +68% 925 $904   $2,203,947 24
2015/08/14 19 $404,563 -52% 425 $952   $3,083,423 31
2015/08/21 28 $214,314 -47% 185 $1,158   $3,514,455 38
2015/08/28 39 $100,601 -53% 91 $1,106   $3,716,077 45
2015/09/04 48 $52,067 -48% 54 $964   $3,808,395 52
2015/09/11 56 $35,693 -31% 47 $759   $3,875,769 59
2015/09/18 64 $25,971 -27% 33 $787   $3,918,699 66
2015/09/25 64 $17,620 -32% 30 $587   $3,947,220 73
2015/10/02 70 $15,465 -12% 33 $469   $3,970,735 80
2015/10/09 56 $19,232 +24% 30 $641   $3,996,947 87
2015/10/23 85 $1,667   10 $167   $4,026,306 101
2015/10/30 96 $230 -86% 2 $115   $4,027,764 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 - $53,000   5 $10,600   $53,000 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 27 $258,341   7 $36,906   $258,341 7
2015/07/24 25 $378,990 +47% 28 $13,535   $637,331 14
2015/07/31 17 $730,582 +93% 135 $5,412   $1,367,913 21
2015/08/07 17 $1,310,947 +79% 925 $1,417   $2,678,860 28
2015/08/14 19 $621,281 -53% 425 $1,462   $3,300,141 35
2015/08/21 28 $315,335 -49% 185 $1,705   $3,615,476 42
2015/08/28 40 $140,852 -55% 91 $1,548   $3,756,328 49
2015/09/04 48 $83,748 -41% 54 $1,551   $3,840,076 56
2015/09/11 56 $52,652 -37% 47 $1,120   $3,892,728 63
2015/09/18 64 $36,872 -30% 33 $1,117   $3,929,600 70
2015/09/25 67 $25,670 -30% 30 $856   $3,955,270 77
2015/10/02 70 $22,445 -13% 33 $680   $3,977,715 84
2015/10/09 54 $28,234 +26% 30 $941   $4,005,949 91
2015/10/16 66 $18,690 -34% 26 $719   $4,024,639 98
2015/10/23 87 $2,895 -85% 10 $290   $4,027,534 105
2015/10/30 91 $2,826 -2% 2 $1,413   $4,030,360 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 10/1/2015 $272,160 57 57 186 $815,783 3/1/2016
Australia 7/30/2015 $0 0 89 267 $381,158 11/10/2015
Austria 11/13/2015 $57,701 40 40 130 $230,314 6/9/2016
Belgium 8/5/2015 $68,984 24 29 158 $353,143 10/20/2015
Brazil 8/27/2015 $274,687 75 75 244 $826,423 12/8/2015
Bulgaria 11/27/2015 $7,751 15 15 75 $44,243 2/23/2016
Central America 3/31/2016 $0 0 1 1 $11,662 4/12/2016
Colombia 9/3/2015 $43,445 38 38 67 $91,210 10/6/2015
Croatia 11/19/2015 $9,094 15 15 44 $23,809 12/16/2015
Czech Republic 7/30/2015 $0 0 29 29 $69,676 8/18/2015
Denmark 8/13/2015 $0 0 17 27 $244,543 9/22/2015
Estonia 8/21/2015 $6,596 7 7 7 $6,596 8/25/2015
Finland 8/7/2015 $18,402 30 35 99 $66,847 9/2/2015
France 10/14/2015 $2,027,040 310 463 2031 $6,348,367 11/17/2015
Germany 11/12/2015 $327,202 114 116 615 $1,292,275 9/5/2016
Greece 8/27/2015 $224,490 49 49 169 $649,962 9/30/2015
Hong Kong 9/24/2015 $37,528 11 11 26 $109,071 11/3/2015
Hungary 9/17/2015 $25,073 0 0 0 $65,998 10/7/2015
Italy 12/16/2015 $724,329 0 60 107 $3,571,499 6/9/2016
Latvia 9/11/2015 $0 0 2 2 $26,177 10/6/2015
Lithuania 8/7/2015 $0 0 18 19 $20,064 9/9/2015
Mexico 3/18/2016 $123,318 80 80 80 $123,318 6/9/2016
Netherlands 8/20/2015 $65,830 45 45 182 $438,778 11/3/2015
New Zealand 7/30/2015 $14,325 25 28 112 $41,661 9/22/2015
Norway 8/7/2015 $0 0 1 1 $78,422 9/22/2015
Peru 1/7/2016 $20,650 15 15 15 $20,650 1/13/2016
Portugal 9/17/2015 $65,434 36 36 144 $273,111 11/25/2015
Romania 8/28/2015 $45,785 42 42 69 $45,785 9/9/2015
Russia (CIS) 8/13/2015 $233,836 444 444 1038 $580,872 9/2/2015
Singapore 7/23/2015 $12,959 7 7 10 $24,038 8/27/2015
Slovakia 7/30/2015 $15,674 27 27 27 $15,674 8/27/2015
Slovenia 10/16/2015 $2,675 7 7 7 $2,999 10/22/2015
South Korea 7/13/2016 $0 0 38 89 $2,876,878 9/16/2016
Spain 9/25/2015 $638,402 294 294 1068 $2,476,877 12/16/2015
Switzerland 10/14/2015 $106,556 15 30 136 $453,152 12/1/2015
Taiwan 11/20/2015 $29,289 15 15 33 $81,473 12/29/2015
Thailand 12/17/2015 $4,654 10 10 16 $14,406 6/9/2016
Turkey 10/9/2015 $34,470 19 22 65 $115,027 11/10/2015
Ukraine 8/27/2015 $15,919 46 46 98 $34,308 9/22/2015
United Kingdom 9/11/2015 $304,162 166 166 401 $888,281 12/21/2015
Uruguay 10/1/2015 $21,632 7 7 28 $73,487 12/8/2015
 
International Total$23,908,017 9/16/2016

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